Sometimes the words I hear myself say to the children can frustrate me or make me angry. But it's nice to stop and realize, too, that at other times the words I hear myself say show just how lucky we are to live this family centered life of learning. Today, for example, when my oldest son should have been more focused on his math,
Me: Simeon, stop taking care of your little brother and focus on yourself for once.
Or later in the day, when I had enough of the random sounds coming from the living room and I thought white noise would be preferable.
Me: Boys, will you stop composing music on the piano and just watch something on the television, please?